If you’re so exhausted and overwhelmed by your status quo that you can’t even figure out a way to add GOOD things into your life, you need this weekly podcast. Hosts Betsy & Warren Talbot know how to remove what's not working so you can have more of what you love.
Podcast #116 - What Makes Your Partner Tick?

In today’s episode, we’re talking about what makes your partner tick and how that insight can transform your relationship.

For the first several years of our relationship, we didn't really know each other. We thought we did, of course, but we didn’t have a clue.

Because of that, we fought about things that weren’t really fights and created problems where there weren’t any.

Last week you got to know yourself. In today’s show, you’re going to do the same with your partner.

Direct download: Podcast_116-_Step_6_-_Discover_your_partners_traits.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In today’s episode, we’re talking about knowing how you’re wired so you can create a lifestyle that fits you perfectly.

Have you ever thought you really wanted something, then you got it and hated it? Many people aren’t clued in to their core preferences, tendencies, and irritants, so it’s no surprise that we often make the wrong decisions.

Imagine knowing what makes you tick, avoiding what works against you, and humming along like a Porsche at top speed on the autobahn in every area of your life. When you know yourself really well, you can!

Direct download: Podcast_115-_Step_5_-_Discover_your_natural_tendencies.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:30am EST

In today’s episode, we’re talking about experimentation, which is the fourth step of the 12-Step plan we like to call, The Best is Yet to Come.

Cultivating an attitude of experimentation is key to creating your dream lifestyle. Saying yes to experimentation is a smoother path to your dream than saying no until your dream comes to you delivered exactly as requested with a bow on top. (Hint: that never happens.)

Experimentation and documentation will help you further refine the kind of life you want to live…and may even take you in a direction you never expected! 

Direct download: Podcast_114_-_Cultivate_a_life_of_experimentation_Step_4_of_12.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EST

In today’s episode, we're talking about how to take action on that list of things that detract from your life so you can have more room for the things you want.

It feels good to vent/gripe/bitch about what’s not working in your life. “Getting it off your chest” is all about removing that weight at least temporarily.

But if you don't actually remove those negatives, you'll continually have to get it off your chest, and before long you'll wonder when you became such a negative person. You don't want that to happen!

What set us up for success in creating our ideal lifestyle was reducing and removing everything that diminished our life, work, and relationship. It didn't happen in one fell swoop, but it did happen with focused effort.

Direct download: Podcast_113-_Step_3_-_Remove_whats_not_working.mp3
Category:Personal Growth -- posted at: 4:00am EST

What does your ideal lifestyle look like? (Episode #112: The Best is Yet to Come, Step #2)
While it feels damn good to vent about what you don’t like in life (like we did in the last episode), you can't move forward without a direction.
 
What set us up for success in creating our ideal lifestyle was what it looked and felt like. And we couldn’t do that with big, lofty goals we couldn’t visualize. We had to get small first so we could think big, and that’s where we created The List.

In today’s episode, we're talking about what your ideal lifestyle looks like, from breakfast to bedtime and everything that happens in between.


This is episode 111 of the Married with Luggage Podcast, and today we're kicking off The Best is Yet to Come: the 12 step plan to reclaiming the joy in your life. The first step focuses on admitting what you don't like about your life so you can do something about it. Join us and take the first step to reclaiming your happiness.


How we Changed Our Lives (and you can too) - Podcast #110

Back in 2006, we were watching our life fall apart. We were just two years into our marriage, and we knew it wouldn’t last. We worked crazy hours, traveled a lot for business, and then spent our free time trying to buy our way out of the discomfort we felt at home.

There were fights - serious ones and stupid ones, and we even went to see a marriage counselor once, but we mostly just watched the relationship crumble in front of our eyes.

Warren went to work at 6 a.m.and came home at 5. I went to work at 8 and came home at 7. Between dinner and evening checks on email, we had little time for each other or anything else in our lives. We gained weight. We spent too much money. We were incredibly busy but at the same time bored out of our minds.

If you looked at our gray colonial house with the black shutters and red door on a quiet suburban street, you’d have thought we had it all together.

But it was all a fancy book cover on a story that was heading for an unhappy ending.

In today’s episode, you'll learn how we changed our lives. Plus, we kick off a new series here on the podcast - The 12-Step Plan to Change Your Life.


Podcast 109: Create Your Portable Business to Have Freedom to Live Where You Want w/Natalie Sisson

In today’s episode, you'll learn the first key steps of creating your own portable business, long before you start worrying that your savings will run out.

Back in 2011 we sat in a pub in Scotland, more than six months into our journey around the world. I remember telling you I didn't want this to end - ever. Right about that time the bartender set down our beers and said something like, “There’s more where that came from!”

He knew where his next beer was coming from, but we didn't. We were at a crossroads, wondering how to finance the lifestyle of our dreams. Our savings wouldn’t last forever, and taking a conventional job would mean giving up the life we'd worked so hard to create.

That day, at the pub in Scotland, we decided to start our own business, even though we had no idea what it would look like.

Direct download: Podcast_109_-_Start_a_Mobile_Business_with_Natalie_Sisson.mp3
Category:Business & Career -- posted at: 4:00am EST

Taking the final steps to a big change (Episode #108 w/Alison and Andrew)

The beginning of any dream is filled with excitement and a vision of all that is possible. The further you move into the planning process the more chances there are for fear and life experiences to derail your dream from becoming a reality. It takes focus and a great deal of work to keep moving forward. 

When we first talked to Alison Cornford-Matheson and Andrew Matheson back in October 2013 on episode #30, they were planning for a big life change. The two of them wanted to buy an RV and slow travel around Europe with their two cats, running their popular website, Cheeseweb.eu, from the road. The goal was to save a ton of money, get rid of their possessions, buy a motorhome, and begin traveling in 2016.

This week we catch up with these 2 intrepid dreamers to see how their planning is going and discover what changes have shifted their timeframe. Find out as they reveal the joys and challenges of getting close to realizing your biggest dreams.


In last week's episode we discussed how learning your personality type, and that of your partner, can improve your relationship. By gaining insight into your natural tendencies you can discover how you like to process information as well as the best way to engage with the ones you love.

Over the last week we have taken the Myers-Briggs test ourselves and this week we're finding out what it all means. Is our marriage doomed? Are there strategies we can use to manage our differences? Join us to find out.